Meet GigglesI am an educator and PhD. I quilt, belly dance, run, read, and try to grow things. I am a Mormon. I am infertile. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, grand-daughter, friend, wife, and mom. more...
The start of foreverBrett and I got married 10 years, 4 months, and 26 days ago.
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Picture it: Christmas 1977. It’s my parents’ first Christmas. They have decorated their tree with origami ornaments they made from wrapping paper and are trying to string popcorn to wrap around it. It isn’t working well. The popcorn keeps cracking … Keep reading
We invite many people to our homes as guests. They are welcomed into some kind of front room where there’s a nice sofa to sit on and the floor has probably been swept or vacuumed before they arrived and the clutter was stashed elsewhere. They might even be provided with some type of food or drink refreshment. But that doesn’t make them part of the home. To invite someone into your kitchen is to invite them into your family. Keep reading
The Pueblo people of New Mexico make a type of pottery doll called the Storyteller. It is a person sitting with their mouth open telling a story, with children crawling all over their arms, legs, back, all listening to the story. I’ve loved the image since living in New Mexico as a child. I love the idea even more now because it is an image I live any time I sit down. Keep reading
I’ve been thinking about the traditions we have in our family lately. We have a lot. I love that we each brought some from our childhood that we are now making part of our kids’ childhood and that we have some that we’ve made up all on our own either purposefully or on accident. Keep reading
Some recent news stories that made me think, some more deeply than others. Keep reading
Iddo needed a wooden nativity set she could stack to her heart’s content. Some graphic help from Grandma, a little water colors, some colored pencils, and she’s all set. Keep reading